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with more on the hacking scandal. we will be back in 25 minutes, and angie will have updates. we will see you tomorrow morning. . good morning. new kashltities in the british hacking scandal this morning.head of scotland yard steps down. and rupert murdock's top british newspaper boss is arrested as murdock himself apologizeses for the scandal that continues to spread. we'll go live to london. it's summer, but this is ridiculous. a brutal heat wave grips the midwest as 17 states face heat warnings and advisories now it's heading east as millions prepare for the summer scorcher to last for the next few days. and casey anthony may be out of jail, but perhaps not out of trouble. we'll talk to one her attorneys
this morning about what's next for the troubled accused killer and when she may resurface publicly early this monday and when she may resurface publicly early this monday morning, july 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. erica hill is off. and did you watch the game yesterday? wow. a big bummer for u.s. somer fans. the u.s. women's team was expected to win the world cup on sunday, had a lot of chances. but lost to japan on penalty kicks. it was a nail biter right to the end. it touched off huge celebrations in japan where they're still recovering from the disasters, the earthquake and tsunami, and we'll have more on that tough loss for the usa and also what lies ahead for the u.s. women in just a bit. >> so close. >> so close. >> but we'll get to that coming up. but first let's begin with the
latest on the hacking scandal. on sunday, london's top cop quit over his department's connection to the accused phone hacker and while the woman in charge was arrested. elizabeth palmer is in london with more this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. well, when this whole affair exploded exactly two weeks ago today, nobody dreamed how many powerful high profile people would be dragged in and down. rebekah brooks, the former murdock editor and british ceo, has now been bailed of a her ter arrest yesterday. she spent several hours answering questions at a police station. there are two criminal inquiries now gearing up, one into phone hacking at murdock papers and the other into alleged police corruption. both are making serious waves. >> i have informed the palace, home secretary and the mayor of my intention to resign as commissioner.
>> reporter: sir paul stevenson, the chief of london's 30,000 strong police force, stepped down yesterday. not because he personally did anything wrong, but it was on his watch that a murdock newspaper editor since arrested in the hacking scandal was hired as a pr consultant to the police. in just 24 hours from now, rupert murdock himself and his son, james and executive and the family media empire will be grilled by parliamentarians and asked what they did or did not know about dirty tricks of their papers. all of britain will be watching and so will investors around the world. >> he's the man of the moment. he's the man than investors have followed, he's the mans who judgment always comes out right and in this case is on the face of it found to be wanton. >> reporter: murdock's testimony will be broadcast live tomorrow and it will be quite a contest between between politicians who are under huge pressure to get
some answers in this affair and a man whose huge business empire is at stake. chris. >> elizabeth palmner london. thanks so much. joining us now is lloyd grove, editor-at-large for news week and daily beast. you've got ten people arrested including rebekah brooks. and the resignation of paul stevenson. are you surprised how far reaching this has gotten so quickly? >> yeah, of course. it's a huge shock. but who knows what's more to ka secretary and she rose to the top. she is part of the criminal investigation. >> she did run in part of the echelon circles like you mentioned. tomorrow rebekah brooks, rupert murdock, his son, james, they'll
testify before the committee. do they have to be fort coming, do they have -- is this almost leak being under oath? >> well, if they don't and people find out that they haven't, more trouble for news corp. it's actual unclear whether rebekah brooks will show up. >> as far as rupert murder gok's police empire, what does this now do to his reputation? we know the stock price has obviously taken a major hit. >> it is terrible for rupert murdock's reputation and it seems like it's one of the former news of the world ploi es told me last week that he's lost the plot. he's 80 years old. he play not be at the top of his game anymore and news corp is struggling to repair its reputation and it's hard at this point. >> what is the next step? he's lost a multibillion-dollar deal with bskyb, the satellite
television division. what happens? >> it goes beyond news corp. this morning david cameron's in south africa on a state visit, and he's answering questions at press conferences about this. and it's hurting his political standing. so he might be vulnerable, as well. >> they're going to televise the hearings. that will be interesting. thank you very much. good to see you this morning. this morning for the first time since 2008, casey anthony is on her own. and now that he's out of jail, if anyone knows what her plans are, they are not telling. cbs' karen brown is outside the orange county jail in orlando, florida with the latest. karen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. not even casey anthony's parents know where she is this morning and they have yet to speak to her, but they were asked to be part of the decoy system that was used so effectively yesterday morning to allow anthony to in fact lose the media and start her new life in secret. casey anthony may be free, but
she walked out of the orange county jail confined to a life of infamy. despite the protesters gathered for sunday's release, still angry the 25-year-old was acquitted of murdering her daughter caylee, an elated anthony stepped in to a it wag suv relishing her newfound freedom. >> it really hurts. you now she's free. >> reporter: her handlers alluded news helicopters by pulling into a parking structure. anthony disappeared into the midnight hour and a life of secrecy. >> they want to hear from casey herself. >> reporter: family attorney mark lippman says anthony's parents don't enknow where she is. after they contacted casey's attorney, jose baez, his only response was a text, case eye is he safe. they haven't spoken since 2008 and the rift between them has widened since the trial began. >> it's their daughter. regardless of everything else that happened in the trial, it's still their daughter. >> reporter: experts in high
profile security believe anthony is a target. >> i think she's in quite a bit of danger. >> reporter: with only $537 of jailhouse money in her pocket, she'd have to find a way to pay for private security which can cost up to $2400 a day. >> fame a thing to be managed. it's a thing to be controlled and security is part of it. >> reporter: lucrative interview offers could help, but her civil attorney says emotionally anthony is a mess. >> she's going to need a period of solitude, of prayer, of quiet reflection, of consultation with those she trusts. she's not only logs her child, she's lost the rest of her family. >> reporter: and anthony's civil attorney, charles greene, also would not reveal anything about her whereabouts this morning. but this is the first time he sat down for an interview since her release and we'll be hearing much more from him coming up, including why even her attorneys believe she needs therapy.
>> absolutely. it doesn't end here. karen brown in orlando. thanks. a tough road ahead, but not getting much sympathy. let's turn to jeff glor with a check of the day's other head lines. >> good morning. new numbers out show how americans feel about the debt limit cry says. the cbs news poll shows 43% of americans approve of president obama's handling of the debt ceiling negotiations. 31% approve of the way congressional democrats are handling the talks. and only 21% approve of the way republicans are handling these negotiations. and these results come as the august 2nd deadline draws closer. bill plante has the latest this morning. good monday morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. and no talks scheduled at least as of yet for today. and no visible progress over the weekend. this despite warnings from credit rating agencies that the
nation's credit rating could drop if spending isn't cut . and that's even if there is a deal. but jack lew remains optimistic that a deal can be worked out. >> i think there's still time to get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: that's what president obama continues to push for. a deal that would slash $4 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade and increase taxes on some corporations and wealthy americans. congressional republicans vote tuesday on their plan called cut, cap and balance. it would revert spending back to 2008 levels and cap the budget at 18% of gross domestic product. it also calls for a balanced budget amendment, a provision democrats say is dead on arrival. >> we don't need an amendment. we basically need to accept the responsibility to do this job and to lead 37. >> reporter: but neither the president's plan nor the republican's cut cap and balance plan is likely to pass. so senate minority leader mitch
mcconnell and harry reid are working on a bipartisan proposal of their own called plan b or the fall back option. it would allow president obama to raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion on his own. and possibly cut the budget by about $1.5 trillion. the fall back option might have a hard time getting through the republican house and senator tom coburn known as the deficit hawk told "face the nation's" bob schieffer he wouldn't support it either. >> i think the mcconnell plan is more of washington not taking responsibility. it's a great political plan, it takes the pressure off all the politicians, but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: senator coburn has his own plan, he wants to cut up to $9 trillion over the next ten years. meanwhile sometime this week, they've got to come to a decision because the deadline really is towards the end of the
week so they can get it all done by august 2nd. it will probably be some version of plan b. >> okay, bill, thanking. federal officials are investigating a deadly tour bus crash in western new york. a bus was headed from washington, d.c. to niagara falls yesterday afternoon. about 55 miles southeast of rochester, it crashed into a woodeded median. between people were killed and 35 others hurt. police say a tire may have blown out. and a frightening stage collapse at a music festival in ottawa, canada. wow. at least eight people were hurt. one seriously when the stage at the ottawa blues fest came down during a severe storm last night. the band cheap trick was performing at the time. they got off the stage safely. 12 past the hour. back over to rebecca. >> thank you. and now to the heat wave that just won't quit. at least 17 states in the central united states have heat advisories and warnings in place. the intense heat is spreading to the east coast this morning and
cbs news correspondent cynthia bowers has the latest from a very sticky chicago. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i woke up and it felt like 94. our heat index today could be 105. people in the midwest, though, are talking a lot about the dew point. that's the actual measure of water vapor in the air. yesterday minnesota set an all-time record for a dew point of 86 degrees. that steaminess is comparable only to that of the brazilian rain forest. in chicago with heat indexes over 100, thousands south relief in the relatively chilly 78 free waters of lake michigan. in oklahoma, there's no place to hide. temperatures have been 90 or more for 47 straight days in oklahoma city. topping 100 nearly every day this month. the governor asked for a statewide day of prayer in the hopes of divine intervention. across the country, this month's searing summer heat has tied or
broken high temperature records nearly 900 times. a half dozen cities set new all-time highs. but for millions of american, it's not just the heat, it's the lack of rain. fires have burned nearly 5 million acres so far this year, that's twice the annual average. nearly one-third of the country is suffering drought conditions. three-quarters of texas is in extreme drought with less than five inches of rain from february through june. which is why farmers and ranchers in the texas panhandle county support controversial cloud seeding efforts. that's injecting silver iodide into rain clouds to get them to produce more rain. >> they're very supportive of our program and they obviously think it works. so if it was not effective, we probably wouldn't have the program. >> reporter: but critics say cloud seeding has harmful consequences creating rain that's toxic to humans and the environment. we're getting plenty of real rain here, but it's only recycling back to create higher
humidities. and we're heading in to what is now going to be typically the hottest part of the summer. >> cbs' cynthia bowers in chicago bearing the heat for us. thanks. and marysol castro is here with more on the nation's weather. >> good morning, everyone. from canada to mexico and everywhere in between, it is hot. 90% of the country experiencing 90 degree weather if not who are. there you can see phoenix at 109. it spreads into the southeast and southeast as cindy mentioned earlier in the broadcast. 17 states have some sort of heat advisory or warning. you look at owe made ha, minneapolis, green bay, it will stay like this at least through wednesday. we'll keep an eye on it because unfortunately, it's only going to get
nanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to chris and rebecca. and we have to tell you about tropical storm bret later on. >> good to know. thanks. coming up next, they came so far, but fell just short. >> the u.s. women lost to japan in the world cup final. we'll have highlights and reaction right here on "the early show" on cbs. 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... what's shakin'? [ female announcer ] as you get older, protein is an important part of staying active and strong. new ensure high protein... fifty percent of your daily value of protein.
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biggest triumph ever. charlie d'agata now has the story. >> reporter: the u.s. team came out proving why they had made to the world cup final. twice they took the lead. twice japan battled back to even the score. >> japan just kept coming and they never gave up and in the end, they're the world champs. >> reporter: the game went into overtime and came down to a penalty shoot-out with japan outscoring the u.s. 3-1. it's an exciting way to win, but a tough way to lose. >> we could have put away our chances. >> reporter: president obama tweeted couldn't be prouder of the women of the u.s. national team after a hard-fought game. congratulations to japan, women's world cup champions. on a trip to greece, secretary of state hillary clinton voiced her support before the match.
>> go usa! >> reporter: even astronauts on the space shuttle "atlantis" got into it. >> go usa. >> go japan. >> reporter: while the u.s. last lifted the trophy in 1999, it was a first for japan. players said they hoped victory might provide even a small emotional lift to a nation still coming to terms with the devastating earthquake and tsunami. the u.s. had been ranked number one in the world before their heart breaking upset to japan. now they'll head home to regroup and to set their sights on the olympic games in london next year. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> well, at the risk of sounding anti-u.s., i mean, if there was another nation that did deserve a w, it definitely was japan. they were so gracious after every match. >> and they both played their hearts out. >> they did. the u.s. got outplayed, so congratulations. it's anyone's guess where casey
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have you seen this yet? >> nope. >> no? well, you and i are about the only people who haven't. the last harry potter movie had the biggest opening weekend in box office history. fans bought $168 million worth of tickets for harry pot errands the deathly hallows part 2. that was just in the united states alone. around the world, $475 million. >> they're saying this could be a billion dollar block busser. a lot of people going to see it over and over again and that's where a lot of the success has come from, the repeats.
you've seen the other ones about 20 some times? >> yes, all in the corner of my apartment. not one. >> welcome back to "the early show." coming up, we'll hear from some of those harry potter fans. it is amazing to think of the box office receipts. >> they figured out a formula that works. >> let's get over to jeff glor with another look at our top headlines. >> at some point, you need to stop watching it over and over. it does get a little ridiculous. >> i got issues. good morning. the phone hacking and police bribery scandal is still growing. this morning david cameron said parliament should delay it summer break to be briefed. the head of scotland yard resigned yesterday because of his ties to an accused phone hacker and the former executive of news international rebekah brooks was arrested murdock and
his son with scheduled to be questioned by parliament tomorrow. in eastern afghanistan, nato officials say a bomb killed three service members. meantime in kabul today, general david petraeus turned over his command of american and coalition forces in afghanistan to general john allen. petraeus will now lead the cia. and nelson mandela is 93 years old today. this morning millions of schoolchildren around the country sang a special happy birthday song for the icon. it's celebrated as an international day devoted to public service. he's spending the
this morning casey anthony is out of jail and out of the public eye. her lawyer says she's trying to put all the pieces of her life back together. we just don't know where. as cbs' karen brown reports. >> reporter: casey anthony hasn't been spotted since this photo p of her was snapped early sunday. anthony's civil attorney, charles greene, says his client is an emotional mess. >> i think miss anthony right now is happy. she's sad. she's anxious. she's optimistic. she's worried. she's scared. she's uncertain. >> reporter: greene met with anthony several times leading up to her release.
>> we probably both like each other. i found her as other people have commented, you know, very easy to deal with, very smart, always professional. >> reporter: he'll represent anthony in three pending civil cases including a defamation charge fraught by gonzalez. casey falsely claimed a woman of that name kidnapped caylee. sglt civil proceedings all involve discreet narrow issues. the issue in this lawsuit is not what happened to caylee. >> reporter: though it's a question much of the public wants answered. for greene, it's about defending her in these civil cases and helping anthony reintegrate into society after more than 1 days in jail. >> she has a scarlet letter, a well-known face, so she is still in many ways confined. >> reporter: karen brown, cbs news, orlando, florida. and joining us from orlando is former prosecutor beth karas,
a correspondent for "in session." great to have you with us. so you were there outside during this release. what was it like? >> well, i'll tell you, there was a crowd of several hundred people. we were facing the front of the jail. the booking and release center. which is where she ultimately came out of. and i had just averted my eyes from the door to move along the crowd and watch when she came out. and jumped in a car. and i saw the caravan passing and i just stood back as i watched the crowd surge toward the caravan of cars. they were barricaded by a fence, they couldn't actually get to the car. but people went out into the street and there were mounted police officers keeping the crowd back. and some people in the crowd were yelling killer, killer. people had signs. and it was just surreal as i saw this reaction to this woman who, you know, is trying to get her life back. it was strange. >> and then we see this caravan of cars take her away.
no one is saying where they were taken to, but do you have a sense for where she might be at this point? >> i really don't. now, there were reports about two planes taking off from the executive orlando airport which were private planes. the car she was in was reportedly seen going to the downtown office of her attorney chain any mason. but then people lost sight of it. did she leave on an airplane? no one knows. there was one at 1:00 in the morning and one at 3:00. the 3:00 a.m. had no flight plan. >> her legal troubles are not over, however. what kind of legal road ahead does she have? >> she's not out of the criminal justice system entirely. her will i she won't be locked up anymore for anything related to the disappearance and death of her daughter. but she does have fines to pay and on august 25th there will be
a hearing before judge perry, casey doesn't have to be there, where the judge will determine if she should pay for any of the investigative costs of this case, this month long investigation, three year case that culminated in the acquittal except for misdemeanor convictions. and under florida law, she could be charged some of the costs of that investigation or all. and that could be hundreds of thousands of dollars. so she has that, she has the fines related to her criminal convictions, and then the civil cases that your piece just described. primarily the gonzalez case where the woman says she took her name and defamed her. >> beth, thank you. and coming up next, teachers and principals accused in a city wide school cheating scandal are about to lose their jobs. we'll have the latest from atlanta right here on "the early show" on cbs. ♪
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strassmann is in atlanta with that story this morning. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. quit by wednesday or be fired. that's the ultimatum for almost 200 atlanta educators, principals and teachers implicated in the most far ranging school cheating scandal in american history. armstead salter says he's no cheat. >> i've always worked hard with the children. >> reporter: but at gideons elementary, state investigators found plenty wrong. cheating in almost every classroom. teachers erasing wrong student answers and filling in the right ones. allegedly on orders from their former principal, armstead salters. >> i think in time you'll find out that i didn't do anything wrong. >> reporter: state investigators say in atlanta's public schools, 178 principals and teachers, almost half of whom confesseded, changed student answers decemtoe scores. students showed such progress,
they collected awards and big bonuses. anyone implicated faces termination and possibly criminal charges. according to georgia governor. >> when educators have failed to uphold the public trust and students are harmed in the process, there will be consequences. >> reporter: many of the affected students live in atlanta's poorest neighborhoods. year after year, some were promoted based on their phony test scores even though she had mastered none of the basics. >> it's just devastating that so many childrenshe had mastered none of the basics. >> it's just devastating that so many children have been affected by educators who just didn't do their job. >> reporter: now those educators will lose their jobs, some intend to fight the charges, but the governor trusts the steps taken will bring this scandal to an end. >> we've dealt with it quickly and we'll deal with it in a serious fashion, hopefully it will show to the rest of the country that we will not tolerate this in our cool
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the final harry potter film flew into theaters and box office records flew out the window as the boy wizard conjured up an estimated $476 million in ticket sales around the world. michelle miller is in new york's times square where the movie we hear is still a hot ticket. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. harry potter and the deathly t
hallows part 2 oig got excellent reviews from fans who showed their love at the box office. >> we love harry! >> reporter: the witching hour and the record breaking began. first midnight showings, $43.5 million in ticket sales. friday, the biggest single day ever. $92 million. next, the best weekend in history. $168.5 million. box office records shattered by spell bound fans of harry potter. . >> expectations were high, but this gross blew me away. >> reporter: sisters tar are a and molly saw the film opening night. >> i loved it. it was awesome. >> reporter: they've grown up with harry potter and were sad to say good-bye. >> we had to cry it out for a while. >> reporter: now the eighth and final movie signals a personal
and emotional milestone for so many fans. >> i started reading the book when i was in second grade, so this is like my whole childhood coming to and. >> reporter: she brought her mom to see deathly hallows. >> there's a special connection with harry potter because that's what we read together when she was younger. >> reporter: and so they lined up to say good-bye in london. >> i think we bought tickets a couple months ago. >> reporter: new york. >> the end of my childhood is how i feel about it. >> reporter: and california. ♪ writing a song for harry and ross, we've wait so long ♪ >> reporter: it's been a rich you'll and a coming of age. >> the movie is ending, so it's something like that we've done as a friendship group. >> it was a perfect storm, the right film with a decade long build up. you can never go to the first
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welcome back to "the early show" here on monday, july 18th. the start of what's going to an beautiful day here in manhattan. a little hot, but only about 92, which is a lot better than most of the country. welcome back, everybody. i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. >> and in london, the scandal over tabloid phone hacking is getting hotter and taking very prominent officials down with it. >> and each and every day it's something new. over the weekend, the head of scotland yard resigned and a top official was arrested.
elizabeth palmer has the latest from london. good. >> reporter: morning. investigations into alleged wrongdoing has lurched long in this country for years, but two weeks ago when the story br that a murdered teenager's phone had been hacked, the police moved in to high gear. rebekah brooks, the former murdock editor and british ceo has now been bailed after her as yesterday. she spent several hours answering police questions in connection with the phone hooking and bribery investigation at the murdock papers. dirty tricks are alleged to have gone on while she was in charge. just over a week ago, rupert murdock himself flew to london and made it clear his number one priority then was to shield brooks at almost any cost. >> he closed the news of the world to try to defend rebekah brooks. he gave up his bid for bskyb.
he even agreed to go before a committee. it's not worked. >> reporter: the fallout from will scandal has exposed the unhealthfully close and possibly corrupt relationship between his papers, the police and the political elite. yesterday the surprise resignation of london's police chief underlined that. sir paul stevenson isn't suspected of doing anything wrong himself, but it is on his watch that a former news of the world editor since arrested was hired as a pr consultant to the police force. all eyes are going to be on the parliamentary committee. tomorrow rupert murdock, his son james, and rebekah brooks will be in the hot seat and the proceedings will be broadcast live. >> liz palmer, thanks. i have a feeling this is just the beginning of this story. now here's jeff glor at the news desk with a check muof our othe
headlines. a new survey predicts more hiring 23 hiring for the rest of the year. 43% of respondents say their companies will likely increase employment in the next six months. that's the highest number in a year. all 73 survey participants said their firms plan no significant layoffs, but 76% expect overall economic growth to slow 2% or more. in afghanistan this morning, nato officials say a bomb killed three service member. the blast happened in the eastern part of that country. also today at a ceremony in kabul, general david petraeus handed over command of troof troops to general john allen. allen says he will not ease up on the campaign despite the drawdown of u.s. troops which began earlier this month. >> there will be tough days ahead and i will no illusions about the challenges we will face, challenges we will face together.no illusions about the challenges we will
face, challenges we will face together. >> general petraeus is retiring to become director of the cia. there are continued conflicts reports regarding the health of mubarak. his lawyer says he had a stroke but the doctor says that's not so. at least eight people were hurt when a stage collapsed during a concert in canada. frightening video. thousands of fans ran for safety last night. it happened during a severe storm. a tour bus traveling from washington, d.c. to niagara falls crashed in western new york yesterday. two people were killed there and 35 others were hurt. a blown out tire may be to blame. a new study found that children are safer when being driven by their grandparents, not their parents. this report in pediatrics found
that when grand parents drive, kids had a 33% troe lower risk injury. researchers think grandparents not surprisingly are extra cautious. in los angeles this morning, traffic is back to normal avoiding a prediction of carmagedd carmageddon. crews finished work on 40518 hours early. there were fears traffic would back up for miles, but officials say there were 65% fewer cars on the road. and finally, not something you see every day. take a look at this video. dogs in australia in the surf surrounded by sharks. in this case it wasn't the size of the dog, though, but the size of his bite. take a look at this. yeah, the dog bites the shark. that scattered the other sharks, so the dog and his buddy got back to shore safely. nice. five past the hour.
over to chris and rebecca. >> is that a labrador? >> sure. maybe. >> you're misting the point. so sunday, the budget director said there's still time to get something big done. of course the fight over spending cuts is the first major battle of the presidential campaign. >> and we continue our series of political round tables. great to have both of you with us. nothing happened over the weekend. no meetings scheduled for today. do you get the sense that lawmakers understand how politically damaging all of this bickering could be to them? >> i think they're beginning to understand the public is dissatisfied, looks at washington as immobilized and stuck right before an enormously important deadline that has very real consequences. the idea of a big deal, that's over with.
it will be conceptualized in rhetoric, but there is going to be no big deal. what you'll look at in the senate is an emerging arrangement between mcconnell and reid, they will move this package first, send it over to the house probably by the august 2nd deadline, probably right up against. >> is it one of those things, are we concerned that the public is getting condition fusfused b? you have so many plans that have been introduced. it's so much each and every day. and we keep telling people armageddon is looming. >> i think the bottom line is the public well understands the issues and the stakes here. and if a deal is not reached, the united states can go into default and i think people do get what that means. and i certainly believe barack obama gets what that means and you see increased sense of urgency from the white house that something has to be done.
obviously people really are holding republicans in congress responsible, but they're also holding barack obama responsible. 52 independent in our poll say they disapprove of how the are president is handling these negotiations. that could have a huge impact going forward and into 2012. >> and congressional republicans also have an issue, 71% say they disapprove. are you surprised that the number is as low as it is? >> the president has been trying for the last two weeks to say to the country i want a big deal, i want to rise above traditional politics. those are close to his 2012 campaign themes and they reflect what nepd 20he said in 2008. congress doesn't have the votes for that, so he knows his fall back position is less than he's advertised, but he wants to spend time looking like he's going big and going nonpartisan, if you will. >> he'll be positioning himself as this reasonable centrist trying to get the deal done. >> it's interesting because when it comes to the republican
frontrunners, you have romney who is staying out of this. he comes from corporate america and supposedly has an appreciation for all these things, but he's not interjecting much. >> i think that's very wise. there is no gain at someone like romney weighing in with color commentary. the wise move is for him to stay out of this and keep the focus on barack obama. he doesn't have to vote on it like michele bachmann does, so that's a different situation. but i think with president obama, there's got to be two things that are concerning to him. right now people have very unhappy with the republicans in congress, but the republicans are controlling the message. that will change as this campaign starts heating up. the republican nominee will soon really be the microphone -- hold that microphone for the party and that will i think really hurt the president as this campaign unfolds. >> is this a missed opportunity
for mitt romney? you have candidates that the country by looking at poll numbers and the money they have, there's candidates that the country has not fallen in love with. would this be an opportunity for someone to come to the forefront with a plan? >> it would be an opportunity, but mitt romney knows that whatever he proposes is going to be lost in whatever the negotiations are between the white house and congress. if you're an outsider, you can't find the votes and that's going to be how the deal is going to be struck. the one thing that mitt romney has done, he has endorsed cut, cap and balance which is the tea party inspired very aggressive idea, so he's trying to align himself quietly with those in the tea party who want a much moring a agrees receive spending cut, no tax increase solution or proposal to deal with this problem. >> but is this the week something has to get done? >> i think a deal will get done. barack obama is not going to be the first president in history really to default.
>> this is the week of cal less tenics and warm ups. next week is the big deal. >> the debt could get down graded without a decision. >> they have to do something, that's for sure. good to have you both. let's talk a little weather right now. >> marysol castro is standing by. >> things are hot in the atlantic. tropical storm bret the second named storm of the atlantic season, it's about 200 miles off the coast of florida, it has about 50-mile-per-hour wind, but it's moving at 3 miles an hour. projected to affect bermuda, but that doesn't happen until thursday. not really looking to pose any threat to the eastern seaboard, but of course we'll keep an eye on it for you. speaking of, severe weather in the northeast and the great lakes, we're looking at two to three inches of rain straight line winds, we could see 80-mile-per-hour wind gusts
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in this morning's health watch, i did mention i can't and veterans. new research finds that vets who have suffered traumatic brain injuries have a much higher risk of developing dementia. medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here with more. good morning. >> good morning. it's often considered an invisible war wound, because traumatic plain injury or tbi leaves a mark on the brain's structure vorsing veterans young and old to face lasting consequences. >> i started to get really bad headaches. my speech got slow and labored. >> reporter: nick joined the army right out of high school serving as a medic, trained to right injuries and save lives of fellow soldiers. in november of 2007, he ended up in the middle of a firefight and needing medical attention himself. >> a rocket propelled grenade hit off the side of my humvee. and it knocked my face to the side of the humvee.
things went bright, maybe a little light for a second. >> reporter: on the outside, his only visible injury was a broken nose. but days later, other symptoms surfaced. >> i'd go to write my name and my name wouldn't come out. that was a complete shocker. >> reporter: unbeknownst to him, he suffered a signature war wound of soldierses in iraq and afghanistan. a traumatic brain injury or tbi which is caused by a blow or jolt to the head rattling the brain. when colgin returned from oversea, his memory loss continued to haunt him. >> i kind of just woke up at a dmv apparently 30 minutes from ft. bragg. and i didn't remember driving there. i had no idea how i got there. it was really scary because you don't know what's wrong with you. you look in the mirror and you look great and then inside you're just a mess. >> reporter: these invisible wounds have affected more than 200,000 service members since 2000. and a new study reports that in
older veteran, tbi doubles the risk for dementia and the most common form of dementia is alzheimer's disease. >> we don't understand the exact link between traumatic brain injury and always miand you al . >> living each day like a battle. it's exhausting. i'm deeply scared of dementia. i'm deeply scared of all i. >> reporter: he's also worried about future heart break. >> just to know that three years from now, i probably won'thoney, i won't remember how beautiful my wife was, just think that my wife will have to take care of me. it's heart breaking. because i'm supposed to be the guy out there taking care of other people. i'm supposed to be the guy out there saving lives.
and here i am trying to save myself. and it's scary. >> it's really difficult to watch. is there anything with a traumatic brain injury that can be done to prevent it from progressing in to dementia? >> there general, any injury to the brain is treated with brain rest, which really means shutting down all activities that stimulate the brain. and rehabilitation. at this point, there is no way to prevent a traumatic brain injury to potentially progressing to dementia. >> and nick can't tell anything is different, but are there symptoms to watch for? >> will is the thing with any traumatic brain injury. signs and symptoms can be subtle and they can vary person to person and they can present in a spectrum. obviously you can have a loss of consciousness. by definition, you've had a traumatic brain injury, but not all patients with a brain injury will have had a loss of
consciousness. then you can see things like headache, confusion, blurry vision, fatigue or sleep changes. again, they can be very subtle, they can vary person to person and they can present over a variable period of time. >> so watch for the subtle changes. lastly, the alzheimer's association also looked at athletes and what did they find? >> new research done in former professional football players showed that those who have had a traumatic brain injury are at increased risk for mild coming any t cognitive impairment. >> thank you, dr. ashton. and we'll be right back. >> narrator: health watch sponsored by dove deep moisture body wash with nutrient moisture. sits on top of skin. only dove has nutriummoisture, which can nourish deep down. dove body wash with nutriummoisture. superior natural nourishment for your skin.
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meani meaning. >> reporter: for the underdog japanese team, this was an exhilarating moment. from frankfurt to tokyo, to cambridge, massachusetts, people celebrated japan's 3-1 overtime victory over the favored united states. >> translator: i was totally surprised. the japanese have such small figures, but they still played so bravely. >> it means everything. it's about time we won . >> reporter: the game began at 3/at 3:45s in the morning in toek yarks but the entire world was watching. >> they were great. >> reporter: the victory was especially sweet for a country suffering one of the worst natural disasters of recent times. the march 11th tsunami and earthquake that claimed 23,000 lives and left and ongoing nuclear crisis. >> translator: this victory will energize japan, wonderful job. >> it means everything because
of the despair we've had these everybody is over the top about it. >> reporter: including their midfie midfielder. >> in my heart. >> i'm very, very happy. very happy. >> reporter: lucy craft, cbs news, tokyo. >> and the next time that they'll have a huge match-up will be the olympics. >> it's always nice to see. nice to see them celebrating there in the streets and after all of the struggle for the year. >> it's a great win. the u.s. went in heavily favored. >> but they played their hearts out. they did. here is jeff glor at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. rupert murdock and his son will be questioned by parliament tomorrow about that phone hacking scandal in britain. the former ceo rebekah brooks
was arrested yesterday questioned by police and released on on bail after 12 hours. her lawyer today says she's not guilty of any criminal offense. the chief of scotland yard resigned yesterday because of his relationship with the murdock editor. casey anthony is free this morning after her release early yesterday from a jail in orlando, florida. she spent three years behind bars, but was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. her lawyer has not said why where she is. the debt deadline of august 2nd is just over two week away and most americans are confident congress will hammer out a deal. a new cbs news poll out this morning finds 66% believe an agreement will be reached before august 2nd. 43% approve of the way president obama is handling the dead gosh yags while 48% do not. and finally, another attention grabbing invite to the marine corps ball. first it was mila invited by scott moore and she accepted. then justin timberlake was
invited by corporal desantis. now a third marine sergeant ray lewis has made his own youtube video where he issued his invitation to yet another surprise celebrity. >> i figure hey, why not. why don't i ask anybody out to the marine corps ball? so i figure i'm going to ask -- hold up. i'd like to take betty white. she's just funny, she's sweet, she's mature. she's the all around perfect woman. i really think that we'd have a good time. i'm fun, you know. i'm going to be performing. i think i could make her laugh. i think she can make me life. i think we could laugh together. it's going to be great. going to be a good time. me and her at the marine corps ball this year.
call me. >> the all around perfect woman. we're still waiting to see what 89-year-old betty white says. matter r m >> i think the phones have been ringing off the hook for one jeff glor to go to the early show ball. good morning, everyone at home. we turn our focus to the southeast. over the weekend, florida saw its fair share of rain and it needed it. today new orleans could see a pop-up storm that could result in two inches of rain, but again, this portion of the country actually does need the rain. an area that is not feeling the heat today, the west coast. it's absolutely gorgeous. some morning fog around medford and portland will lift by the afternoon hours. it will be very sunny. the winds will be light at around a 5 to 15 miles per hour, but you can secan see the tempes are right where they should be. the heat will continue to be the story at least for the end of the week. so for tomorrow, take a look at this, the heat stretches even further across the country.
right now there are only 17 states with heat watches and warnings. that number is that's your latest weather. >> and as we've been reporting, the last five months have been the driest on record in texas. the lack of rain is affecting crops, cattle and impacting the local economy. debbye turner bell reports on a
not enough hay. >> reporter: for these cows, hay is a delicacy because the third worst drought in texas history has left pastures dry and brown. ranchers like john malazzo are facing a crisis. >> normally this pasture would be 10 to twef12 inches tall in through stem grass. you wouldn't be able to see any of the dirt or any of the soil. >> reporter: a third generation farmer, malazzo's pastures have dried into dirt and he's been may oig he has storeded for winter and his hay is running out fast. how much of this field should be filled with round bails of hay? >> you shouldn't see any empty space at all. >> reporter: like thousands of drought stricken ranchers throughout texas, new mexico, oklahoma and louisiana, malazzo can't grow enough to replenish his dwindling reserves. normally a field like this would have been cut twice, but because of the severe drought, as you can see, almost nothing's growing.
in fact, this field hasn't even been cut once. >> we're in survival mode. we're just trying to survive and do the best we can until conditions get better. >> reporter: with no rain in sight, jim mccord is forced to buy hay. >> what has it been like to find hay to purchase is this sglits's not easy because we're not the only ones looking. there's a lot of people looking for hay. >> reporter: and no surprise, the cost of hay has skyrocketed. nationwide, the price of hay has increased 43% in the last year. it's everyone higher in texas. >> i would say an average figure for bermuda grass hay which is the standard for central texas is about $60 a roll. we're seeing it go $120, $140 a roll now. >> reporter: malazzo figures his hay will only last 45 more days. >> once we get down to the last bail and we're looking at hard decisions again.
>> reporter: he's already sold 250 cows because he cooperate afford to feed them. and he may be forced to sell more. it's a desperate situation that can only be salvaged by rain. >> if i could ask for one thing, i'd ask for it right now, something to give us some hay, so that we can language on a little longer. >> reporter: debbye turner bell, cbs news, caldwell, texas. now, the situation is so serious it's going to take more than an average rain shower to turn things around. experts say it will require a massive rain, maybe a tropical storm or even a hurricane to get back to normal levels. chris, over to you. when you need an answer to a question, chances are you look it up on the internet. however, a new columbia university study suggests that the instant results we get from search engines are affecting how we remember just about everything. what team did babe ruth play for in his rookie season?
which film tied 14 as car noosc nominations? from people to places to almost anything, chances are if you need an answer, it's at your fingertips. >> i go for google a lot. >> google. >> google. >> researchers are calling this "the google effect" where people immediately turn to their computers or smart phones when confronted by something they don't know. so is the internet actually dumbing us down? >> it is just like making people lazier, i guess, instead of just learning, you just look something up and, boom, you get the answer. >> we're more likely to remember where to find the information online than the fact itself. >> i think that people have the thought that if they can go back to the internet and find the answer later instead of really accessing what you know that sometimes maybe just rely on the computer as your external hard drive rather than really sort of accessing your own memory. >> there's a lot of information out there. you tend to forget useless parts of it. that's cool, right? you don't want to have it
cluttering your brain. >> the fear that technology will destroy human intellect isn't new. over 2500 years ago, the sock kra tease worried writing would weaken memories and produce forgetfulness in the souls. doctors say it's fine to use the internet for help, but nothing will ever relays the best tool at your disposal, your brain. >> i think it's important certainly to use the internet and other things for information, but that not for that to be the only source of information that you have. >> researchers say endless information may indeed be making us smarter, but the question is will we remember it. remember our trivia questions? before he was a yankee, the bambino played for the red sox. the blockbuster titanic also had 14 academy award nominations. and iz wlam is the former cat staec stevens. so where did we find the answers some google, of course. and joining us now, joshua foer, winner of the memory championship . good morning, ho
are you? so search engines put information literally right at your fingertips, but how is this changing the nature of how we do remember things? >> as we are relying more and more on these external outsource memories that live on computers on the internet, we're coming to depend less and less on the memories that live in our open minds. >> so how is it affecting our memory skills in the long run, though? >> we don't know what the long term effects of this are going to be. it is clear that we are -- or what the study seems to suggest is that we are remembering less. now, what are the long term implications? the research is only just beginning. >> let's talk about the difference between -- back when i was in college, if you needed information, you basically had to go to the library or enpsych close speed i can't. so how are things different now
for kids? they just type in a few letters and, boom, it's right there. >> we have the answers to any question. the entire collective knowledge of human kind just a few clicks away. but you're right, this is an old story. we've been as humans outsourcing our memories to external devices probably since the first cave painting. and ever since then, there have been people who have been worried about what the effects of this outsourcing are on our internal memories. and you pointed to socrates. and it's worst keeping in mind his fear that as we rely more and more on information stored outside of ourselves, that our memories may suffer. >> what about any pros that you can see? we talked about the cons, but what are some of the pros?
>> well, like any technological shift, there are pluses and minuses. we all benefit from having google and the incredible well lt et of information that's there.costs are probably harder to calculate and i think we're just beginning to at tune ourtss to what those costs may be and i think it's worth paying attention without necessarily shutting ourselves off, to at least be aware of how this is affecting us and how we might be able to mitigate those effects. >> you won a competition for your great memory skills. do you have any tips for people? >> very often when people forget, it's because they simply weren't paying attention, their attention was divided. samuel johnson said the art of remembering is the art of paying attention. so if i had one simple tip, it's just to take a moment to say, you know what, i want to remember this. and simply by doing that, you're more likely to pay attention and that piece of information is
less likely to slip your mind. >> all right. josh, thanks. what eyer last name again? i'm sorry, i forgot. just kidding. josh, thanks so much. good to talk to you. up next, the sweet smell of success and profit at a grocery store where machines are manipulating the air that you breathe. we'll tell you how a
fresh baked bread fp if you walk down the aisles of netcost supermarket, you'll experience just that. we visited the store to sniff out the situation for ourselves. what does is it smell like in the produce section here? >> kind of fruity. >> reporter: the aromas in the aisles are intense. but the smells aren't just coming from the products on the shelves. do you think the smell in here is coming from these grapefruits? >> that's an interesting question. i know with modern technology, it could come from a lot of sources. >> reporter: this savvy shopper just might be on to something. see that little black machine behind you? >> it's blowing a breeze, so it's funky. don't tell me it's a grapefruit scent -- >> reporter: they're called scent air machines and this supermarket has five, each
piping out a different smell including grapefruit in the produce section, chocolate in the candy aisle. >> it improves our mood, you know. >> reporter: it makes you happy? >> yes. >> reporter: and rosemary by the bakery. what being looks like part of a typical ventilation system is part of a marketing campaign that targets a shopper's sense of smell. >> the machine is really small, so nobody can see them. >> reporter: the store's merchandise coordinator said she installed the machines two months ago. >> i think because of these machines, it makes customer more like hungrier. >> reporter: the goal is simple, make customers hungry and in stern open up their wallets. does the smell make you hungry? >> yeah. >> reporter: in fact, sales in the produce department have gone up at least 7%. and with each machine costing $99 a month, this market thinks it's made a good investment.
>> so far so good? >> so far so good. everybody is enjoying it. >> reporter: in the u.s., consumers spend an estimated $500 billion a year on food. and can smell accounting for 75% of what we takes, there's no denying a psychological effect. >> the sense of smell is so primal, and it's unconscious wonderful thing that happens to you, so that sense of smell actually translates later into, oh, i wasn't even hungry, but now i want popcorn. >> reporter: but it isn't the smell of fresh popcorn that's overwhelming these shoppers. where we're standing, what are you smelling? >> i smell some i guess smoked meat. >> reporter: what if i told you that smell was actually being pumped out of that black machine over there? >> it's working. >> reporter: so it seems in this store, the machines are bringing in dollars and making cents.
>> are you going to buy a grapefruit? >> i know they're good for me. we didn't come for grapefruits, but -- >> reporter: possibility? >> yeah, it's a good fruit. thank you. >> nothing like a juicy grapefruit. well, scent air, the company responsible, offers 350 kinds of smells to choose from, but if you'd like to create your own original scent, it will cost you $5,000. so i asked the supermarket we visited why not just hand out free samples so customers can actually taste the products instead of using these machines. they claim they do both, which for them is most effective in terms of increased sales. >> the salgt t of the senses. $5,000 for your own scent. >> that will set you back. >> i don't need to smell myself. >> it's actually not working, by the way. >> woah. >> have a great day. what makes the sleep number store different?
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